LDS church tax exemption affects Nauvoo, school district

Checks to Nauvoo property owners from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will provide a partial refund on higher taxes paid this year after a change in the church's tax status on its holdings in Nauvoo.

Some church properties -- the temple, meeting house and temple president's home -- had been exempt from property taxes. But the church since the 1960s has paid taxes on its other properties in the Nauvoo area even though churches are exempt from paying property tax on religious properties.

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